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Pam Anderson doubles down on controversial Weinstein victim comments

Pamela Anderson says Harvey Weinstein’s victims should have known better — and even after a backlash against her comments, she’s still not apologizing.

The former “Baywatch” babe appeared on Megyn Kelly’s NBC show on Thursday, telling her story of sexual abuse as a child and saying women shouldn’t blame themselves for being victimized.

She then seemed to contradict herself. When asked by Kelly about disgraced movie mogul Weinstein, Anderson stated, “I think it was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood [were] people to avoid, privately. You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”

When Kelly countered that many of the actresses were sent by their agents, Anderson responded, “They should have sent somebody with them. I just think there’s easy ways to remedy that. That’s not a good excuse.”

Anderson also said in the interview that she had been offered private auditions, condos and even Porsches. “Don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. Things that are common sense. I know Hollywood is very seductive and people want to be famous and sometimes you think you’re going to be safe with an adult in the room.”

As her comments provoked outrage, Anderson doubled down on Friday on her website. “I’m trying to tell women . . . be proactive as an adult who knows better — in defending themselves. Don’t get in cars with strangers . . . Don’t go to Hotel rooms alone for an audition.”

She continues, “To say I am victim blaming completely misconstrues my point. Victims are not to blame, they never are . . . predators are always to blame — solely and entirely. That doesn’t mean we can’t take common sense measures to keep ourselves safe and avoid harmful situations.”

Anderson, who is best, best pals with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, further claims people are after her because they are ­“anti-Wikileaks — and they probably want to discredit me.”

Source: Page Six

Pamela Anderson Slammed for Saying Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Knew What They Were ‘Getting Into’

Pamela Anderson faced backlash for comments she made about Harvey Weinstein’s accusers during an interview on Megyn Kelly Today on Thursday, November 30.

After discussing her own experience with childhood sexual abuse, the Baywatch alum, 50, said, “When I came to Hollywood, of course I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that made absolutely no sense. [It’s] just common sense: Don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. These [are] things that are common sense. … It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately. You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”

Anderson went on to say that the women who have accused Weinstein, 65, of sexual misconduct “should have” brought their agents or assistants along with them rather than meeting with the film producer alone. “I just think there’s easy ways to remedy that,” she said. “That’s not a good excuse.”

More than 80 women, including actresses Rose McGowan and Gwyneth Paltrow, have come forward against Weinstein with allegations of sexual harassment or assault since The New York Times published a damning exposé in October. The former executive, who has denied “any non-consensual sex” claims, was subsequently fired from his company and expelled from professional associations including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition, his wife of nearly 10 years, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, announced in October that she was leaving him amid the scandal. There are ongoing criminal investigations in cities including Los Angeles, London and New York City into Weinstein’s alleged behavior.

After being slammed on social media for her remarks, Anderson took to Instagram to stick up for herself. “Somebody had to say this,” she wrote on Friday, December 1. “I’m a deep thinker / I have a unique perspective. and consequence is part of my life. This is great. I am also an advocate for men. I just don’t agree with it all. Backlash is good. – I like this. My position is not ‘problematic’ because I don’t fall in line with the common herd or trend. … I think it’s very smart to be proactive. And I stand by what I say.”

source: US

Pamela Anderson Is Loving Life at 50

It’s safe to that Pamela Anderson is loving life.

The actress opened up about turning 50 during an interview with Today‘s Megyn Kelly on Friday morning, saying she feels more liberated than ever.

“It’s hard for me to think of myself at this age, but I’m doing everything I wanted to do,” she said. “I’m living in the South of France, 99 percent of my life is devoted to my causes and my kids are grown.”

Anderson said some of the best part of growing older is watching her two sons, Dylan Jagger Lee, 19 and Brandon Thomas Lee, 21, turn into adults.

“They’re beautiful, they’re talented and they’re healthy and happy and ambitious and calculated,” she said. “All those things I don’t understand, but they do, so they’re going to be okay. So things are good. Things are really good.”

During the interview, Anderson also revealed some insight into her relationship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

“He’s so funny, and he’s very kind. He’s very smart — he’s brilliant,” she said. “And we talk about everything. I’m there for four hours at a time, and I see him all the time. He is happy to see me when I come. He’s very sad when I leave.”

Anderson was first spotted visiting Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last October, and has written about her numerous visits to him in several lengthy posts on her website.

While Anderson describes her relationship with Assange, 45, as purely platonic, she said they are still “very close.”

“He’s really an important person to me,” she said.

Assange has claimed political asylum at the embassy since 2012 in order to avoid facing extradition to Sweden over a rape allegation he has long refuted. Assange has said he fears being sent to the U.S. to face espionage charges in relation to WikiLeaks.

“If you read through all the reports and the UN finding, there’s no evidence of rape,” Anderson told Kelly in defense of Assange.

After the interview, Kelly said Anderson’s publicist told the talk show host that the actress would be willing to marry Assange if it would get him out of his current situation in the embassy.

source: PEOPLE

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